Community Pulse

Mary Thengvall

Community Pulse is the spot for Developer Relations and Community professionals who are looking for information on building technical communities. Community Builders and DevRel veterans Jason Hand, Mary Thengvall, PJ Hagerty, Sarah-Jane Morris, and Wesley Faulkner interview experts in the field of Developer Relations and Community Leadership on a broad range of topics related to building community.

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If there’s one thing that’s true across developer relations professionals, it’s that we live to educate and support. That extends to our fellow devrels - and in recent years, a flurry of developer relations related supporting materials have surfaced; from blogs to books, tweets to (ahem) podcasts, and more. What’s the best way to dig through them all to get the support and guidance you need? Today’s guests will cover that from several angles - from someone new to the devrel world, to someone looking to get more folks connected to devrel, and us hosts that are somewhere in between. Checkouts Wesley Faulkner * Polywork (https://www.polywork.com/) SJ Morris * Noodle the Pug (https://www.tiktok.com/@jongraz?lang=en) - Bones/No Bones PJ Hagerty * Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ICN066A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) Albrey Brown * DevRel Collective Slack * DevRel Salary Report (https://dev.to/bffjossy/2021-devrel-salary-survey-results-table-of-contents-43fe) Jessica Rose * I’ve gotten really into the idea of doing less; there are a ton of disparate resources so I’m not quite sure where to point folks, but it feels like right now there are a lot of people around the world wanting to work less, buy less, and chill more which I find so reassuring. Photo by Austin Distel (https://unsplash.com/@austindistel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@austindistel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Links/Resources The Business Value of Developer Relations (https://smile.amazon.com/Business-Value-Developer-Relations-Communities/dp/1484237471/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8) Developer Relations: How to Build and Grow a Successful Developer Program (https://smile.amazon.com/Developer-Relations-Build-Successful-Program/dp/1484271637/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=developer+relations&qid=1634321009&sr=8-3) Docs for Developers: An Engineer’s Field Guide to Technical Writing (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1484272161/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) devrelresourc.es (https://devrelresourc.es/) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Albrey Brown and Jessica Rose.

Nov 19

37 min 30 sec

Figuring out what the standard pay is for a DevRel professional can be difficult, especially when considering expectations, experience, and different niche industries within tech. What’s the average, what makes sense for the role, what’s fair - these are all questions that come to mind when considering compensation for what we do. Luckily, today’s guests have gathered some information and crunched the numbers to help you make a more informed approach to what a fair salary is for your role. DevRel Collective 2021 Salary Survey Results (https://dev.to/bffjossy/2021-devrel-salary-survey-results-table-of-contents-43fe) Checkouts Wesley * How do we get sponsors to support our tech event? - DEV Community (https://dev.to/floord/how-do-we-get-sponsors-to-support-our-tech-event-4mej) Mary * DevRelResourc.es (https://devrelresourc.es/) is live! Wesley * Mitchell’s New Role at HashiCorp (https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/mitchell-s-new-role-at-hashicorp) SJ * Mailchimp’s Engineering Blog (https://mailchimp.com/developer/blog/empowering-developers-empower-underdog/) is now LIVE! Greg * Matrix.org (https://matrix.org/) - Decentralized modern chat * Mozilla’s thoughts (http://exple.tive.org/blarg/category/irc/) on Matrix * GNOME’s thoughts (https://blog.ergaster.org/) on Matrix Photo by NeONBRAND (https://unsplash.com/@neonbrand?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@neonbrand?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Greg Sutcliffe and Jocelyn Matthews.

Oct 15

39 min 4 sec

Over the last year, we’ve talked about virtual events quite a bit - from how to get started to bringing things together in a short period of time. That said, being a sponsor at these virtual events has been somewhat of a challenge. With no real “booth” or physical location for interaction, where can value be found in these events and how do we show the benefits to our sponsoring organizations. To discuss this, we brought together a few folks who have experienced virtual events from different points of view. Checkouts Wesley Faulkner * How do we get sponsors to support our tech event? (https://dev.to/floord/how-do-we-get-sponsors-to-support-our-tech-event-4mej) - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻 Mary Thengvall * Disconnect if you can – highly recommend hiking! If you have a dog… https://dogtrekker.com has great resources for filtering hikes by dog-friendly, offleash, etc. Matty Stratton * Ted Lasso. That’s it. * We Appreciate Your Enthusiasm - The Oral History of Q101 (https://smile.amazon.com/We-Appreciate-Your-Enthusiasm-History/dp/0983994382) by James VanOsdol * Follow my dog on Instagram (instagram.com/moxie_aussie) or Twitter (twitter.com/moxieaussie). Ben Lloyd Pearson * Google Instant Apps (https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-google-instant-apps-4770056) - I hate apps, this lets you use them without installing them to your phone. PJ Hagerty * Decibullz (https://www.decibullz.com/) - ear plugs you can mold at home * Rever (https://www.rever.co/) - motorcycle rider social media platform Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Ben Lloyd Pearson and Matty Stratton.

Sep 3

38 min 7 sec

Jason, PJ, Wesley, and SJ sit down to discuss what they learned from our guest on moderation and some of the pitfalls they've experienced in being a part of moderated communities. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jun 25

17 min 54 sec

One of the most difficult parts of managing a community is ensuring everyone adheres to a universally acceptable system of behavior. With events, there is generally a Code of Conduct that makes it clear what behaviors are acceptable, what behaviors aren’t, and the consequences of operating outside of the rules. Sometimes it falls on an individual or a team to handle this in the online world. Today, we’ll be talking about moderation with a guest who knows exactly how it works. Checkouts Wesley Faulkner * Tire rings (https://www.titanium-buzz.com/tire-tread-rings/) SJ Morris * Pick your battles, take some time, and give yourself a breather. Rosie Sherry * Community Creator Economy (https://rosie.land/posts/the-role-youtubers-streamers-and-gamers-played-in-the-community-creator-economy) PJ Hagerty * Call of Conduct (https://www.callofconduct.com/) - an app to track Code of Conduct reporting - still in beta Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guest: Rosie Sherry.

Jun 4

35 min 29 sec

It’s easy to say that Developer Relations and Community Management is not universal, but sometimes, we focus so much on what is being done in our part of the world that we can forget how things might be different in different places.  In this episode, we decided to try something a little different. We reached out to folks around the world to tell their stories, to let us know what makes their experiences unique. We wanted to get a sense of what unites us in DevRel and what small or large tweaks need to made to adjust for geography and culture. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

May 28

29 min 6 sec

Creating a place for your specific community to gather online is a challenge every Developer Relations or Community team is likely going to address at some point, whether it’s because your executive team is asking you to create this space or you see a need for it. In this episode of Community Pulse, we talk to two specialists in the community industry about what to keep in mind when evaluating how to create a place for your community to gather online.  Checkouts Mary Thengvall * Demystifying Management (https://courses.wherewithall.com/bundles/demystifying-management) course by Lara Hogan PJ Hagerty * Liz Phair - Spanish Doors (https://combine.fm/spotify/album/3PuDlwKjn1hN7YzictnNhM) Wesley Faulkner * An NDA Was Designed to Keep Me Quiet (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/opinion/nda-work-discrimination.html) by Ifeoma Ozoma - California legislature begins hearings on the Silenced No More Act - Ms. Ozoma is a tech policy expert with experience leading global public policy efforts at Pinterest, Facebook and Google. SJ Morris * Meg Stalter (https://www.instagram.com/megsstalter/): My pandemic savior Noele Flowers * Gardening is “growing” in popularity (pun compliments of Wesley) * C School (https://www.community.club/c-school) Jono Bacon * Tools: Topia.io (https://topia.io/) / Superhuman (https://superhuman.com/) * Rahul Vohra’s Product Market Fit Engine (https://vimeo.com/360426630) * The Obstacle Is The Way (https://www.amazon.com/Obstacle-Way-Timeless-Turning-Triumph/dp/1591846358) * I created a heavy metal project across the US, Germany, Finland, Denmark - all because the Internet is amazing Photo by Prateek Katyal (https://unsplash.com/@prateekkatyal?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@prateekkatyal?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Jono Bacon and Noele Flowers.

Apr 16

44 min 48 sec

The hosts sit down to discuss what we've learned from our guests on pushing limits, finding new ways to deliver content, and how the community can benefit from the larger amount of information flowing through the DevRel ecosystem now, and moving forward. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Mar 31

15 min 42 sec

Developer Relations professionals are known for creating a lot of content and the platforms that are available to us seem to grow by the day. For this episode of Community Pulse, we’re diving into what platforms exist today and what types of content works best for each channel. We’re joined by two guests: Cassidy Williams and Joe Karlsson, who are known throughout the tech industry for their humorous tech-centric content. We’ll talk about how to know which channels and types of content are most effective in reaching our specific audience, and how to measure our success. Checkouts Mary Thengvall * Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (https://lorigottlieb.com/books/maybe-you-should-talk-to-someone/) by Lori Gottlieb- a fantastic (non-fiction) book about therapy, from a therapist’s viewpoint PJ Hagerty * Renegades: Born in the USA (https://open.spotify.com/show/42xagXCUDsFO6a0lcHoTlv) - a podcast from Barack Obama & Bruce Springsteen Wesley Faulkner * Beyond the Gender Binary (https://online.sxsw.com/event/sxsw-online/planning/UGxhbm5pbmdfMzUzMDE0) * Demi Lovato (https://online.sxsw.com/event/sxsw-online/person/RXZlbnRQZW9wbGVfNjIxNjMwMQ%3D%3D) * Alok Vaid-Menon (https://online.sxsw.com/event/sxsw-online/person/RXZlbnRQZW9wbGVfNjI4MTQ2MQ%3D%3D) Cassidy Williams * Itaewon Class (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeaHNQJ1kCo) - a really good k-drama on Netflix * Obsidian (obsidian.md) for notes (obsidian.md) Joe Karlsson * Working through the Best Picture Noms * * Minari/ Judas and the Black Messiah - My personal favs * * Nomadland - The one I think will win Photo by Georgia de Lotz (https://unsplash.com/@georgiadelotz?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@georgiadelotz?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Cassidy Williams and Joe Karlsson.

Mar 19

34 min 35 sec

SJ, Jason, Wesley, and PJ sit down to discuss the most recent episode. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Mar 1

16 min 18 sec

As the number of engineering and developer jobs continues to grow and the skillsets diversify, DevRel has seen a wave of people being let go, followed by a sudden growth in hiring across the tech industry. Taking a look at these trends over the last year or so, we decided we would go to the experts to explain how hiring looks from the recruitment side, what people can do to improve their hiring experience, and what’s different in today’s DevRel hiring landscape.   Our hosts sit down with Jill Wohlner of Underpin and Will Staney of Proactive Talent to see where things stand, and what to expect moving forward. Checkouts PJ Hagerty * SPOTcon 2021 (https://spotcon.scoutapm.com/2021/) Wesley Faulkner * Fintech DevCon (https://fintechdevcon.io/#share) SJ Morris * Reckless (https://selenamontgomery.com/) by Selena Montgomery (aka Stacey Abrams) * Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning (https://www.traderjoes.com/FearlessFlyer/Article/5768) Jason Hand * New Show on LearnTV with Jason (https://jhand.dev/learntv) Jill Wholner * Twitch, Lego & Love Island (https://www.twitch.tv/jillwohlner/) * Underpin.company (https://www.underpin.company/) Will Stanley * Proactive Talent Blog (https://proactivetalent.com/blog) * WandaVision (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9140560/) Photo by Clem Onojeghuo (https://unsplash.com/@clemono?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@clemono?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guest: Jill Wholner.

Feb 26

44 min 3 sec

Wesley and PJ spend some time after the show to continue chatting about similarities and differences of internal and external developer relations. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jan 25

12 min 54 sec

While DevRel holds some universal truths, there is at times a difference between how we handle our external communities as opposed to our internal communities. While we are still bringing people together, some of the approaches and interested parties may change. How do we foster communities and communicate feedback within an organization? Is it so different from “traditional” DevRel?   To find out more, Wesley and PJ sit down with Aja Hammerly, Davey Shafik,  and Kevin McIntosh to talk about the ins and outs of both sides. Checkouts PJ * Galactic Camera (https://app.galactic.io/camera) Wesley * Email Dumpster Fire (https://hey.science/dumpster-fire): Send an email, watch it printed out and immediately burned Davey * PHP 8.0 released! (https://www.php.net/releases/8.0/en.php) New JIT, moar types, named arguments, annotations Kevin * The Hearthstone (https://playhearthstone.com/en-us) platform changed it monetization model and the community is up in arms about it * Lunch Club (https://lunchclub.ai/) Aja * Exposure Notifications (https://www.google.com/covid19/exposurenotifications) platform - Apple/Google Project Using technology to help public health authorities fight COVID-19 * Photo by Jonas Jacobsson (https://unsplash.com/@jonasjacobsson?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@jonasjacobsson?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Aja Hammerly, Davey Shafik, and Kevin McIntosh.

Jan 15

41 min 39 sec

It's been a long year in the world of DevRel! In this episode, our hosts take a look back at 2020, discuss the trends they noticed along a wave of change driven by outside forces, and give their predictions for 2021. Have a chat with Mary, Jason, SJ, Wesley, and PJ about everything community in 2020! 2020 Episodes * Finding the DevRel in You: Common Characteristics of Developer Relations Professionals - Amanda Folson & Geertjan Wielanga * The Ethical DevRel - Coraline Ada Ehmke & Don Goodman-Wilson * COVID-19 Retrospective (Community Pulse LIVE) * Developer Relations And Developer Marketing: The Differences, The Similarities, The Partnerships - Elizabeth Kinsey & Karen White * Online Community Management: How DevRel Is Going Virtual - Marjorie Anderson & Wesley Faulkner * A Talk About Racism, Privilege, And DevRel: Community Pulse Live - Summer Edition * Advocating For DevRel As A DevRel Professional - Elizabeth Ruscitto & Jaime Lopez * Metrics, KPIs, and OKRs - Oh My! - Donovan Brown and Patrick Collins * DevRel at the Foundation - Aydrian Howard, Taylor Barnett, David Simmons * Events in the Pandemic - Community Pulse LIVE! - Rahmona Henry & Floor Drees * Budgets Rule Everything - Bear Douglas Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Dec 2020

42 min 40 sec

Host SJ, Wesley, and Mary discuss the big budget episode and share some anecdotes on things that have been successful and others that were a bit of a trip up. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Nov 2020

9 min 8 sec

As we’ve mentioned in previous episodes, budget concerns are an ever changing part of working in DevRel. Now more than ever, DevRel teams are expanding their functions and responsibilities while stretching the idea of how we do the things we do. In this episode, we sit down with Bear Douglas of Slack to talk budgets, what budget allocations mean to a DevRel and how do you calculate what you need vs what you want? Checkouts SJ Morris * The Dodo empire (https://www.thedodo.com/) Mary Thengvall * Boop My Nose Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/boopmynose) Wesley Faulkner * Wesley’s kittens (https://www.twitter.com/wesley83) Bear Douglas * Attracting Native Pollinators (https://amzn.to/2TyinhM) Photo by Kelly Sikkema (https://unsplash.com/@kellysikkema?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@kellysikkema?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guest: Bear Douglas.

Nov 2020

40 min 34 sec

We’re almost 8 months into a global pandemic. The last time we gathered to discuss COVID-19, we were mere weeks in and scrambling to figure out how to adjust. Given how much has changed since then, it was time for another Community Pulse LIVE! Our questions include “What have we learned?” “How the pandemic has changed our perception of attending in-person conferences?” and “How does this uncertainty impact our budgets for the years to come?”. Guests Rahmona Henry (HubSpot Developer Advocate) and Floor Drees (Microsoft DevRel Program Manager) join us to discuss how they’re approaching their 2021 event strategy. Guests * Rahmona Henry, Developer Advocate at HubSpot * Floor Drees (https://twitter.com/floordrees), DevRel Program Manager Microsoft (https://floord.github.io/) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Floor Drees and Rahmona Henry.

Oct 2020

55 min 6 sec

All five hosts jump in to add some notes and references from our awesome live episode. See what Mary, Jason, PJ, SJ, and Wesley have to say! Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Oct 2020

12 min 45 sec

After chatting with our guests, Wesley, SJ, and Mary are joined by PJ to talk about early stage DevRel and their views on experiences in the startup world. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Sep 2020

17 min 57 sec

As companies are starting to realize that Developer Relations can be a competitive advantage, we’ve been noticing more and more job descriptions for Developer Advocates or DevRel Professionals who are the first non-engineering hire at early-stage startups. But when you’re an early hire working alongside the founder and a few engineers, what does your role look like? How is it different from joining a company as employee #30, 120, or even 1432?   Mary, SJ, and Wesley chat with David G Simmons, Taylor Barnett, and Aydrian Howard to talk about being DevRel number one. Checkouts Aydrian Howard * Party Corgi Network (https://www.partycorgi.com/) Taylor Barnett * Why Fish Don’t Exit (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781501160271) David Simmons * Stop sending me “Ewww, David!” Memes, please and thank you * Dr Tatiana’s Sec Advice to All Creation (https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Tatianas-Sex-Advice-Creation/dp/0805063323) SJ Morris * Schitt’s Creek (https://www.netflix.com/title/80036165) * Flyless Dev Community (https://flyless.dev/) Wesley Faulkner * Insulting your employees is costing you money (https://real-leaders.com/insulting-your-employees-is-costing-you-money/) Mary Thengvall * Hot Ones (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAzrgbu8gEMIIK3r4Se1dOZWSZzUSadfZ) Photo by Andrew Neel (https://unsplash.com/@andrewtneel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@andrewtneel?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Aydrian Howard, David G. Simmons, and Taylor Barnett.

Sep 2020

48 min

Your hosts gather together to discuss tactics, goals, and to break down everything discussed in Episode 50 with Patrick Collins and Donovan Brown! Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Aug 2020

21 min 52 sec

In this episode we want to discuss the topic of OKRs (or Objectives and Key Results). What are OKRs, and why are they beneficial to an organization? How do they differ from Key Performance Metrics (KPIs)? What even is a North Star? To help us better understand we have invited our guests Donovan Brown and Patrick Collins Checkouts Donovan Brown * Vision and Mission worksheet (https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ac5bd009-dbf3-4a22-9d34-a94e5b2b8a31) * Objectives and Key Results (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VP5XYTL/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_IxfiFbT5ENDYV): Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs Patrick Collins * GameJam (https://www.coloradolottery.com/news/detail/lottery-to-co-host-gamejam-hackathon/700/) * DeFi flying to almost $4B (https://defipulse.com/) * 2020th edition of The Pragmatic Programmer (https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatic-Programmer-journey-mastery-Anniversary/dp/0135957052) * Any League of Legends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0MRB4sHFFg) fans here? Liquid > C9 what WHAT Jason Hand * Understanding Our Progress Against COVID-19 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-health-covid-data) * Dryer Balls (https://www.amazon.com/All-Natural-Wool-Dryer-Balls/dp/B07C7M74BF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=dryer+balls&qid=1595964286&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzTkNKWDFNWFdVWlE3JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjA3MDk1UkhNMENOU0tGTUYyJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA1Njg2NjczREc3UTRXRk02WkZBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==) Wesley Faulkner * You’re testing them wrong (https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/15/it_hiring_whiteboard/): Whiteboard coding interviews are ‘anti-women psychological stress examinations’ * “Devs” (https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/devs) on Hulu Mary Thengvall * Little Fires Everywhere (https://amzn.to/2Whq2TC) (book, not tv series) * Liz & Mollie (https://www.instagram.com/lizandmollie/?hl=en) instagram PJ Hagerty * Vera Thiago’s talk from DevRelCon on North Star Metrics (https://noti.st/veratiago/KGcdUc/north-star-metrics-okrs-to-show-devrel-value-and-get-focus) * Hip Hop Evolution (https://www.netflix.com/title/80141782) new season on Netflix * Jelle’s Marble League (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g) on YouTube Photo by Luke Chesser (https://unsplash.com/@lukechesser?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/@lukechesser?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText). Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Donovan Brown and Patrick Collins.

Aug 2020

53 min 21 sec

Developer Relations needs to be put into perspective for people outside the team or community. When your Developer Relations department comes under fire, how do we switch from advocating for our community to advocating for ourselves? When DevRel is new, how do you build on activities to show the importance of having a dedicated team working with the communities your organization is involved with?   SJ and PJ sit down with Elizabeth Ruscitto and Jaime Lopez to discuss the ins and outs of explaining DevRel to folks on the outside. Checkouts SJ Morris * Themed Zoom backgrounds as a team icebreaker - Fave album? Fave movie? * Punk Rock Aerobics (http://www.punkrockaerobics.com/) Elizabeth Ruscitto * Spotify’s new Open Source Developer portal - backstage.io (https://backstage.io/) * Free Coursera course - The Science of Well-being (https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being) Jaime Lopez * 10 Ways to Help Accessibility at Conferences as a Speaker (https://www.a11ywithlindsey.com/blog/accessibility-conferences) by Lindsey Kopacz * Google Tech Writing Course (https://developers.google.com/tech-writing) PJ Hagerty * New Album from punk band Western Addiction (https://combine.fm/spotify/album/5wJ7lrs5A9RhhHbaAsuOKe) * Stay Home, Stay Safe, Buy Local Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jul 2020

37 min 46 sec

These past few weeks have brought us to what we hope will be an inflection point with regard to systemic racism in the United States. We’re now asking the question: How can we work as a community in DevRel to ensure we not only address this critical moment, but actively work toward eradicating systemic racism in our industry? Links * Anti-racism resources (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcqmy2m0*LgjLwByxnCmOdUIYC5K-Jw) * Kim Crayton’s Introduction to Being an Antiracist course (https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/introduction-to-being-an-antiracist) - June 27 * Scaffolded Anti-racist Resources (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview?pru=AAABcrhVSzg*-es-J-wdNH3QO0hGxT6iEw) * Scene On Radio podcast Season 2: Seeing White podcast series (http://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/) * Wesley Faulkner’s “5 steps to combat racism” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY02zKjyA9Q&feature=youtu.be) video * Wesley Faulkner’s “Are we all racist?” (https://youtu.be/rBB9KQr4XfI) video * Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen (summary (https://www.beyondintractability.org/bksum/stone-difficult)) * Walk on by: why do we ignore bad behaviour? (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/05/walk-on-by-why-do-we-ignore-bad-behaviour) * Zootopia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zootopia) (animated movie for kids that clearly illustrates racism) * We don’t do that here (https://thagomizer.com/blog/2017/09/29/we-don-t-do-that-here.html) (a way to shut down racist and/or inappropriate comments) * How to continue without burning out: 1. Twitter thread (https://twitter.com/TatianaTMac/status/1268909345141473281) from Tatiana Mac 2. unthreaded/blogpost (http://groningenrain.nl/dutch-lock-down-day-eighty-four/) version from Rain Leander Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jun 2020

1 hr 1 min

SJ, Jason, and PJ sit down to discuss their recent conversation with Marjorie and Wesley, when what started as a simple conversation about online communities turned into an opportunity to learn from experts at a time when our entire industry seems to have been turned on its head. They then pivot into what makes something ephemeral versus what "sticks" with you and has a lasting impact on your career as well as those around you. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

May 2020

18 min 49 sec

Connecting with our communities online is more important than ever right now. However, this isn’t something ALL DevRel teams are accustomed to.  In some cases, much of the online efforts have been relegated to “community management” or support.  Marjorie Anderson and Wesley Faulkner join us to talk about online communities, sharing tips, tricks, and best practices from their combined 20 years of experience. Checkouts PJ Hagerty * Beastie Boys documentary (https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/beastie-boys-story/umc.cmc.6d0mrskjsusw2jd2d228p88c2) on Apple TV * Vito (https://vito.community/) from Tito - New livestreaming platform SJ Morris * Animal Crossing: New Horizons (https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/animal-crossing-new-horizons-switch/) Marjorie Anderson * Hey Summit (https://heysummit.com/) - Virtual Summit platform * Inc Founders Project Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inc-founders-project-with-alexa-von-tobel/id1455941009) - stories of entrepreneurs building our future Wesley Faulkner * Jitsi (https://jitsi.org/) - open source video conferencing Jason Hand * Hang out with Jason on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/jasonhand24) * Streamlabs OBS (https://streamlabs.com/) - Customizable streaming interface Links * Cover image by Mikayla Mallek (https://unsplash.com/@mikaylamallek). Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

May 2020

45 min 50 sec

Join Mary, Jason, and PJ as they reflect on their conversation with Karen and Elizabeth. They share some of their personal experiences that have shaped their opinions of marketing departments in the past and talk through the new concepts that were introduced in this episode. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Apr 2020

17 min 51 sec

It’s not hard to say there is a difference between Developer Relations and Developer Marketing...but where does that line sit? There is definitely overlap, but how do we identify efforts or activities that fall more into one category or the other? To help us define these roles and where those lines might be, we are joined by guests Elizabeth Kinsey and Karen White. Checkouts PJ Hagerty * Guided Explorations by RZA (https://open.spotify.com/album/2XZkvTFqEDLC7CEM69gR47?si=VZvGd6JmQtOz6djsWj85Jw) * AuxParty! (https://auxparty.com/devrel-collective) - The much-heralded return of Turntable.fm! * Jen Myer’s Modern Adventuress Newsletter (https://jenmyers.substack.com/p/13-march-2020) Karen White * It’s Been a Minute (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510317/its-been-a-minute-with-sam-sanders) with Sam Sanders (podcast) Elizabeth Kinsey * Fiona Apple’s new album (https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/fiona-apple-fetch-the-bolt-cutters-songs.html) (the first 10/10 album on Pitchfork in almost a decade) * Lauren Duca’s newsletter, Pancake Brain (https://laurenduca.substack.com/), and Sarah Stockdale’s newsletter, We Need to Talk About This (https://www.wntta.co/): a lovely dose of political action, self-care and clarity without any of the toxic positivity Mary Thengvall * The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerlins (https://amzn.to/2VHNQ1M) - D&D podcast turned graphic novel * The Daily podcast (https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily) from New York Times - COVID-19 news plus “A Bit of Relief” * Some Good News (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug) - weekly dose of goodness compliments of John Krasinski Jason Hand * Red Rising Series (https://amzn.to/2Vrg7un) * 365 Meaningful Conversations (https://365meaningfulconversations.com/) Links * Developer Relations and Developer Marketing…they aren’t the same thing (https://medium.com/@aspleenic/developer-relations-and-developer-marketing-they-arent-the-same-thing-35b896159825) by PJ Hagerty * Cover image by Ricardo Gomez Angel (https://unsplash.com/@ripato). Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Elizabeth Kinsey and Karen White.

Apr 2020

41 min 30 sec

This has been a surreal and historic few weeks across the globe. We recently gathered a group of DevRel professionals to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted them and their DevRel role, from what their current focuses are, how their Q2 goals have changed, whether they're transitioning to online events (and what that will look like in the future), and more. Join us for a special live episode as we dig into the potential long term changes to our industry post COVID-19.   Mentions * Sarah Thiam’s post on online events (https://dev.to/truckerfling/community-management-in-a-crisis-coronavirus-lessons-part-2-6da) * Tech Events Cancelled (https://airtable.com/shrETNURgXNrGWbd8/tblc49hMMykARebo8?blocks=hide) * DevRel Weekly COVID-related resources (https://www.gettoby.com/p/t2cnftdvglsh) * Minute on the Mic (https://twitter.com/nimbinatus/status/1235936677929025538) * Zoom features (https://twitter.com/patrickdebois/status/1243108672269619200?s=20) * Online Events Platforms (outside of Zoom): 1. Hopin: Online Events Platform (https://hopin.to/) 2. BlueJeans (http://bluejeans.com/) 3. Mozilla Hubs (https://hubs.mozilla.com/#/)

Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

PJ, SJ, and Mary chat further on the subject of ethics following Episode 45. Tune in to hear more from their own unique perspectives once the guests have left. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Mar 2020

25 min 44 sec

Events have a code of conduct. Projects often have rules of behavior for those who participate. There are expected rules we follow when creating content, from adhering to MLA style to ensuring ideas are delivered in a succinct way with value to the consumer. But when it comes to DevRel, there is no specific rule set or guidelines for practitioners. Beyond the external rules we need to follow as generally good humans, there is nothing to show how to be an ethical DevRel practitioner. So where does that leave us?  Coraline Ada Ehmke and Don Goodman-Wilson join us to discuss this difficult topic.

Mar 2020

46 min 10 sec

Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Feb 2020

17 min 14 sec

Checkouts: SJ Morris * Microsoft OneNote (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/onenote/9wzdncrfhvjl) * Feals (https://feals.com/) - CBD subscription service PJ Hagerty * Lost in Space (https://www.netflix.com/title/80104198) - Netflix show * Alexisonfire (https://combine.fm/spotify/album/0vwBGkJ4skQD7lAq9P7NBm) - Season of the Flood Amanda Folson * User Stories Applied (https://amzn.to/2Gytxg6) by Mike Cohn Geertjan Wielanga * Tweets from Venkat Subramaniam: On burnout (https://twitter.com/venkat_s/status/1216749813091332096). On listening (https://twitter.com/venkat_s/status/1216727616511594496). * Review of “Developer, Advocate” (https://www.infoq.com/articles/developer-advocate/) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jan 2020

36 min 23 sec

Checkouts: PJ Hagerty * OSMIHelp.org (https://osmihelp.org/) is part of Amazon smile - donate today! Mary Thengvall * Care/O (https://takecareof.com/invites/mtydrn)f - personalized vitamins based on geographic location, goals, habits, etc Jason Hand * Ignite and the Tour content and demos (https://cda.ms/17t) SJ Morris * Good American Jeans (https://www.goodamerican.com/)

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Dec 2019

51 min 4 sec

Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Nov 2019

16 min 52 sec

Check Outs PJ Hagerty * Rage Against the Machine Reunite in 2020 (https://livemusicblog.com/news/rage-against-the-machine-instagram-account-teases-2020-return/) * Modern Love Season 1 (https://amzn.to/2rVB6sX) (Amazon Prime) - Especially the Anne Hathaway episode (Episode 3) * OSMIHelp.org (https://www.communitypulse.io/42-job-fluidity/OSMIHelp.org) will be at Kubecon 2019 in San Diego Mary Thengvall * Space: An Invitation to Create Sustainable Rhythms of Work, Play, and Rest (https://amzn.to/2BZh5Ui) by Manda Carpenter - There’s a Christian devotional slant to it, but the information and messages are valuable no matter what religion you do (or don’t) practice * Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven series (https://amzn.to/2JHLmLD) by Bella Forrest * Songland (https://www.nbc.com/songland) - NBC show on Hulu Jason Hand * Dog Monitor (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dog-monitor/id626789870) (iOS) * Microsoft Ignite Tour (watch for the videos and tutorials (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite)) SJ Morris * free-for.dev (https://free-for.dev/): super handy list of free tiers for myriad of developer products * Short Path Distillery (https://shortpathdistillery.com/) in Everett, MA Shannon Burns * William Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle (https://amzn.to/2QDxI08) - a really interesting and useful book on the intricacies of engineering culture, organization and leadership challenges. * The Heavyweight Podcast (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/heavyweight). It’s just nice to have something heartwarming to listen to instead of getting depressed by the news ;) Lauren Cooney * Redshirts (https://amzn.to/347NCnt) by John Scalzi * Twitter’s Statement around political ads (https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952) * Fascinating number of people joining RedHat! Keep an eye on that space. Matt Broberg * TLDR command-line utility (https://tldr.sh/). Plain-Rnglish explanation of complex tools. * Rhythm & Flow (https://www.netflix.com/title/80216665) on Netflix. A really authentic version of The Voice but for rap, with Cardi b, T.I., Chance the Rapper. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Lauren Cooney, Matthew Broberg, and Shannon Burns.

Nov 2019

50 min 6 sec

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Oct 2019

9 min 22 sec

Checkouts: PJ * Leslie Odom Jr’s new single - Under Pressure (https://combine.fm/spotify/track/369yrYHtNEuzMV7gRoP5G5) * The Untitled Goose Game (https://goose.game/) Mary Thengvall * Prusa i3 MK3 kit (https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html) 3D Printer * A reminder to make time for yourself. For me, that’s been waking up 20-30m early (when I can convince myself to do so!) and reading while drinking my coffee instead of being on my phone or computer right after waking up. Taking a moment to breathe & start the day off right. SJ Morris * Currently reading Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror (https://amzn.to/2J3SktR): a collection of essays from one of my fave journalists (on the New Yorker staff, formerly of Jezebel), on navigating our senses of self online, offline and through a feminist lens in this surreal global political moment. Jesse Davis * As an outdoor enthusiast and a father of 3 boys, I’ve recently become fascinated with the idea of Nature Deficit Disorder. The idea that as our society becomes more connected we lose touch with those things that we need most of all: fresh air, peace and quiet, and uninterrupted connection with other humans in a natural setting. I’m working on ways to build that within my tightest community, my wife and kids, by doing more hiking, fishing, and campfire time. Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guest: Jesse Davis.

Oct 2019

47 min 27 sec

Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Oct 2019

17 min 15 sec

Note Apologies for the sub-par audio levels on this episode. Mary, PJ, and Rain recorded together while onsite at Abstractions Conference and the microphone situation wasn’t ideal! Checkouts: PJ * Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (https://amzn.to/308SMli) by Cathy O’Neil * DevOps Days Buffalo is coming up. Learn more (https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-buffalo/welcome/). Rain Leander * A beautiful reminder about inclusivity around mental health and diversity as well as ageism. * Black Mirror (https://www.netflix.com/title/70264888) - on Netflix Mary Thengvall * Euphoria (https://www.hbo.com/euphoria) - on HBO. TW: drug & alcohol use, suicide, gender fluidity Sherrie Rohde * Mellow.Doodles (https://www.instagram.com/mellow.doodles/) Mental health & self-care Instagram account * The Art Therapy Sourcebook (https://amzn.to/2Qewr1f) by Cathy Malchiodi Jason Hand * MeetEdgar.com (https://meetedgar.com/) - Social Media service * Azure Functions (https://cda.ms/11s) & SignalR (https://cda.ms/11t) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Rain Leander and Sherrie Rohde.

Sep 2019

38 min 2 sec

Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Sep 2019

18 min 59 sec

What happens when you change jobs and have to move from one community to another? When it’s time to look for a new job… do you stick with the same community? Or do you seek out a change of some type? Are there companies or brands that you can’t see yourself ever working for? Listen in as Jason and PJ chat with guests Alyss Noland and Joel Lord on these topics and more. Checkouts: PJ * PSA from your buddy “peej”: Help, attend, host and speak at your local tech meetups! * DevOps Days Buffalo is coming up. Learn more (https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-buffalo/welcome/). * PJ’s album of the day twitter feed - @PJAlbumoftheDay (https://twitter.com/PJAlbumoftheDay) Joel Lord * Check out this sweet Open Source Personal CRM (https://www.monicahq.com/) * Calculate your carbon footprint (https://less.ca/) and learn ways to offset it. Alyss Noland * Currently listening to The Knowledge Project (https://fs.blog/the-knowledge-project/) from Shane Parrish and reading Never Split The Difference (https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/B01COR1GM2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Never+Split+The+Difference+by+Chris+Voss+and+Tal+Rahz&qid=1565809314&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0) by Chris Voss and Tal Rahz Jason * Rediscovering my record collection and updates to Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/) * Datafactory on Azure Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Alyss Noland and Joel Lord.

Aug 2019

36 min 9 sec

Links: * Event Scorecard (http://bit.ly/event-scorecard) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Aug 2019

25 min 24 sec

"Conference Season" used to be a definitive time of year -- the time when things were chaotic and everything revolved around travel, talks, sponsorships, and schedules. But these days it seems like the whole year is chock-full of conferences, big and small. So how can we help build an event strategy that's sustainable, not only for our team, but for our budgets? Amanda Gonser, Manager of Community Events and Content at PagerDuty, and Matt Auerbach, Event Director at Twitch and Co-founder of Confir, join Mary, PJ, and Jason to talk about all of these topics and more. Links * Measuring Event Success: Entering the Matrix (https://dev.to/amandagonser/measuring-event-success-entering-the-matrix-43em) by Amanda Gonser * Confir (https://www.confir.com/) - The conference sponsorship tool that allows you to find the best conferences for your company, created by Matt Auerbach. * Community Pulse Episode 33 - Lessons Learned from Organizing Tech Events * What Ever Happened to the Meetup? (https://medium.com/@aspleenic/what-ever-happened-to-the-meetup-12b047124f6a) - blogpost from PJ Hagerty * The plural of Prospectus (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prospectus) is either Prospectuses or Prospectus. Checkouts Amanda * PagerDuty Summit (https://summit.pagerduty.com/) is open for registration - San Francisco, Sept 23-25 * Listen to the poetry book, Deaf Republic (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0006128), on the BBC. Matt * Twilio Signal (https://signal.twilio.com/) - San Francisco, CA, Aug 6-7, 2019 * DevCom (https://www.devcom.global/) - Cologne, Aug 18-19, 2019 * FrontEnd Connect (https://frontend-con.io/) – if anyone’s familiar with the conference, let Matt know! * Science & Technology section on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Science%20%26%20Technology) – specifically CSharpFritz PJ * DevOps Days Buffalo (https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-buffalo/welcome/) - Buffalo, NY, Sept 26-27, 2019 * From Crimetown podcast - The Ballad of Billy Balls (https://www.theballadofbillyballs.com/) - hosted by Io Tillet Wright * Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (https://www.sho.com/wu-tang-clan-of-mics-and-men) Mary * Abstractions (https://abstractions.io/) - Pittsburgh, Aug 21-23, 2019. Use discount code ChQ1Rs7bdZCwfJg for 10% off. * CMX Summit (https://events.cmxhub.com/events/details/cmx-san-francisco-presents-cmx-summit-2019//#/code-join-me-at-cmx-summit-19) - Redwood City (Bay Area), Sept 5-6, 2019. This link gets you 10% off. Jason * Artists Works (https://artistsworks.com/) * Car Hacks: Automatic (https://automatic.com/) + IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/) + RescueTime (https://www.rescuetime.com/) * Little Snitch (https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html) - information on how to change your Comcast plan Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Amanda Gonser and Matt Auerbach.

Jul 2019

48 min 3 sec

Links Brene Brown’s Netflix special (https://www.netflix.com/title/81010166) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jul 2019

17 min 55 sec

Banana Bread Recipes Bear: Preheat oven to 350. Sift dry ingredients together (honestly, dump in a bowl and fluff with a fork): – 1.5c flour – 1c sugar – 1 tsp baking soda – 1/2 tsp salt Mash 3 overripe bananas in a bowl. Beat in 1 egg. Add 1 tbsp melted butter OR canola oil. Mix wet ingredients into dry until just combined. Add 1c “stuff” - chocolate chips and walnuts in my case - just combine. Bake in a loaf pan 1h15m. Jeremy: Dry: 2c flour 1/2c sugar 1/2t baking soda 1/2t salt 2t baking powder Wet: 1c mashed ripe bananas 1 egg 1/4c butter 1t orange zest 1/3c orange juice Streusel: 2T butter 2T sugar 1/4c flour 1t orange zest Preheat oven to 400F. Combine the dry ingredients thoroughly, then the wet ingredients (separately), then add the wet ingredients to the dry. Put into a loaf pan (or muffin pans). Combine streusel and then liberally sprinkle on top of the mixture in the pan(s). Bake for 40-45 minutes. Checkouts PJ * The Tyranny of Metrics (https://amzn.to/30vLcgo) by Jerry Z Muller * Hunt-a-Killer (https://www.huntakiller.com/) Mary * Relevant Experience Podcast (http://www.relevantexperiencepod.com/) * Love Minus Eighty (https://amzn.to/2Xdp5hB) by Will McIntosh * Zelda: Breath of the Wild (https://amzn.to/30yvhxx) video game Jason * Devopsroadtrip.com (http://devopsroadtrip.com/) * Overcomplicated (https://amzn.to/2XHEa6j) by Samuel Arbesman Bear * No Hard Feelings (https://amzn.to/2S9NoXT) by Molly Duffy and Liz Fosslien Jeremy * BetterPractices.dev (https://betterpractices.dev/) by Postman * Radical Candor (https://amzn.to/2XJkBdC) by Kim Scott * The Indispensible Community (https://amzn.to/2YRIPUK) by Richard Millington Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Bear Douglas and Jeremy Meiss.

Jul 2019

55 min 5 sec

Tweet from Angie Jones (https://twitter.com/techgirl1908/status/1128407469808660480) Brene Brown “The Call to Courage” trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-WvA7uFDQ) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

Jun 2019

18 min 23 sec

Checkouts Mary * Moleskine Pro (https://amzn.to/2LYDnxl) * Scoot Over and Make Some Room: Creating a Space Where Everyone Belongs (https://amzn.to/2QheIma) by Heather Avis (releases in June 2019) Dan * Peter McKinnon’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/petermckinnon24) * Cody Wanner’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/rcwninja) * Gary Vaynerchuk’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCctXZhXmG-kf3tlIXgVZUlw) Jason * Harvest Hosts (https://harvesthosts.com/) * Hipcamp (https://www.hipcamp.com/) * iOverlander (http://www.ioverlander.com/) * The Dyrt (https://thedyrt.com/) Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guest: Dan Thomas.

Jun 2019

49 min 17 sec

Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village.

May 2019

18 min 18 sec

Links from the show: * The tweet that sparked the conversation: Contemplating influence vs popularity after speaking with Marshall Kirkpatrick at the Sprinklr event yesterday. They can be almost entirely different things. I am not popular as such but people I do connect with, I influence (and vise versa). All is right in my world ❤️ -Rachel Happe * Screenshot (https://drive.google.com/file/d/152_VVMSG0AKVw4iZipo-s265pfhiI3v-/view?usp=sharing) from Sprinklr - the Top 10 DevRel influencers that Marshall shared during the recording * Sprinklr visualization (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5fJ3k-v-mMEZnBiZEJvdFRBN2RTd1dkT3ZWZGVzZm1xM0FF/view?usp=sharing) that shows how the Top 10 DevRel influencers were determined, using in-group follow relationships on Twitter, with the accounts analyzed through friend of a friend indexing initiated by a training set of 5 accounts: DevRelIO (https://twitter.com/devrelio), Brandon West (https://twitter.com/bwest), Tomomi Imura (https://twitter.com/girlie_mac), Devrel.net (https://twitter.com/devrel_net), and Adam Duvander (https://twitter.com/adamd). * Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (https://amzn.to/2GHfOVa) Key Quotes: _An influencer is someone who has won the respect, interest, and attention of other subject matter experts in a particular field or context. [At Sprinklr], we measure that through analysis of the Twitter follow relationship through a specific model called Social Graph Analysis. _-Marshall Kirkpatrick [If] you’re just looking at follower counts, then it turns into “Oh! They must be an influencer! They have 110,000 followers.” And… maybe! but if it’s not consolidated into one [topic] space and half of them are bots, what’s it going to do for you? -Rachel Happe To be a deep influencer, you have to engage in dialogue with people. You have to be able to challenge them effectively, which means you also have to be supportive… meaning, if they don’t know that you’re supportive and you challenge them, then you’re just an asshole and you’re not going to change their opinion about anything. That requires a relationship and you have to be open yourself to being changed. You can’t approach it with “I’m going to proclaim my expertise to the world and they are going to sit back and listen!” Relationships are influence. -Rachel Happe _In order to be an influencer, you have to be willing to be influenced. You have to have the capability and flexibility to say “Yes, I’m going to promote this product or work for this company, or work with this project…” but at the same time you have to be open to the idea that things might not be perfect in the world. _-PJ Hagerty Words are hard. Saying “In my experience…” or “In my expertise, that doesn’t look right”, which is different than saying “That’s wrong.” -Rachel Happe _It’s the gentle way to continue a conversation! The first is saying “Lead me to your way of thinking… help me understand” whereas “You’re wrong” ends the conversation. _-PJ Hagerty The main difference I’ve seen between people who have a lot of followers and people who are influencers is that influencers are able to understand the power that their platform has and use that to engage people, to encourage conversations, to encourage diversity, to encourage greater thinking about issues. -Mary Thengvall _A big part of the value of these thought leaders and influencers that we haven’t touched on is not so much in the way they can move the outside world and the web that we’re all a part of… but there’s a huge source of value [for businesses] that comes from connecting with these thought leaders and influencers that can be derived from learning from them. _-Marshall Kirkpatrick _I would suggest that there’s an opportunity there (when there’s a “flash” of influence that catapults someone onto a platform with many Twitter followers) to build a relationship. There may be a signal-to-noise ratio that you need to be cautious of – perhaps only 1/10 of those people will be able to sustain the platform – but early access and development of a relationship, especially with someone that you like, who winds up growing into a position of thought leadership, means more time spent around their work and a more impactful relationship. _-Marshall Kirkpatrick In order to draw people to a community you need to figure out who influences them. If their top influencers aren’t also in the community, those individuals aren’t going to be aware of your new community, let alone interested in joining. -Rachel Happe Checkouts: Marshall * Sprinklr blog (https://blog.sprinklr.com/) * 5 Big Lessons in Community Management Based on a Decade of Experience (https://communityroundtable.com/community-manager-role/5-big-lessons-in-community-building-based-on-a-decade-of-experience/) by Rachel Happe Rachel * Good Black News (https://twitter.com/goodblacknews) Twitter account * Effin Birds (https://twitter.com/EffinBirds) Twitter account * State of Community Mgmt from Community Round Table - coming soon! In the meantime, check out the 2018 report (https://communityroundtable.com/what-we-do/research/the-state-of-community-management/state-community-management-2018/). PJ * This Land (https://combine.fm/spotify/album/6pwdy6oQdwSQo8XOfpfAJJ) from Gary Clark Jr * Wave App (https://www.waveapps.com/) for billing, invoicing and expense tracking - great alternative to Quickbooks * DevOps Days Buffalo (https://ti.to/devops-days-buffalo-2019/dodBFLO2019), Sept 26-27 Mary * How to Not Always be Working (https://amzn.to/2DB28ci) by Marlee Grace - an interactive book that helps set priorities, reclaim work/life balance, and prevent burnout * The Adventure Zone podcast (https://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone) - for D&D fans… and those who enjoy good storytelling Enjoy the podcast? Please take a few moments to leave us a review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/community-pulse/id1218368182?mt=2) and follow us on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3I7g5WfMSgpWu38zZMjet?si=565TMb81SaWwrJYbAIeOxQ), or leave a review on one of the other many podcasting sites that we’re on! Your support means a lot to us and helps us continue to produce episodes every month. Like all things Community, this too takes a village. Special Guests: Marshall Kirkpatrick and Rachel Happe.

May 2019

46 min 10 sec